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Santolina chamaecyparissus ‘Pretty Carol’

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  • Botanical name: Santolina chamaecyparissus 'Pretty Carol'
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Silver

Santolina chamaecyparissus, or cotton lavender, is a Mediterranean shrub that makes a neat, rounded bush, with finely divided foliage. It’s ideal for using as groundcover, to fill gaps at the front of the border, and is also well suited to growing in pots.

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Santolina chamaecyparissus ‘Pretty Carol’ is a small cultivar. In summer it bears bright yellow pom-pom flowers, in contrast with silver, fragrant foliage. It’s extremely attractive to pollinators, including bees. For best results, grow Santolina chamaecyparissus ‘Pretty Carol’ in moist but well-drained soil, in a sunny, sheltered spot. Protect from winter frosts in colder regions, or grow in pots to move indoors in autumn. The Royal Horticultural Society has give it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

How to grow Santolina 'Pretty Carol'

  • Plant size

    50cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Santolina 'Pretty Carol' and wildlife

Santolina 'Pretty Carol' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Santolina 'Pretty Carol' poisonous?

Santolina 'Pretty Carol' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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